While mowing the lawn a few days ago a phrase with a rough melody popped into my head.
“I don’t want to be alone with my suitcase anymore”
This is something that happens to me a lot. Random phrases will come to me that I might want to use in a song later. I have an entire document on my phone full of them called “Word Dump”.
Sometimes I’ll use it as a starting point to a song and flesh out the rest, or sometimes they will fit in with something else I’m working on.
This phrase stuck with me and I quickly wrote down some ideas for the rest of the lyrics. Then I added guitar that fit with the rough melody bouncing around in my head, recorded it with the vocals (complete with a cold, congested nose, and everything), and added some little lead guitar riffs over all of it.
I wrote this entire song in the span of a couple days, the fastest I’ve ever completed a song. I intend to go back, refine, and finish it. That may or may not actually happen.
It’s a sloppy, unpolished demo recording and the lyrics are kind of unoriginal. But it doesn’t sound terrible, so I’m sharing it.
That just makes it a little more punk rock I guess.